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Ohio Bobcats Home to Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAA Basketball Betting

Ohio University Convocation Center features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Ohio Bobcats and the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes in college hoops betting odds action on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Ohio Bobcats as -6.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 6-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Ohio Bobcats are 3-5 ATS. Kent State Golden Flashes are 6-4 on betting the total; Ohio Bobcats are 1-6-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ohio Bobcats rated this week at No. 102 and the Kent State Golden Flashes sitting at No. 90.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio has the nation's No. 101-rated offensive output, at 77 PPG. The visiting Kent State Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 104 allowing on average 69.14 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 44.21% so far, more than the Ohio Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.22% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Flashes got 21 points from Jaylin Walker as Kent State ran past Ball State 100-90 on Tuesday at Memorial A .

Ohio cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Western Michigan out of the gym and running up a 89-58 score at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Kent State is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Kent State is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 6 games on the road
  • Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Ohio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kent State
  • Ohio is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kent State

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to Northern Illinois, Tuesday, January 10th
Ohio at Buffalo, Tuesday, January 10th